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Poster: gman55 Date: Feb 5, 2010 10:57am
Forum: 78rpm Subject: question about classical 78rpms?

ARE THE CLASSICAL 78RPM RECORDS POSTED HERE FROM THE 20'S
30'S AND 40'S IN PUBLIC DOMAIN OUTSIDE THE U.S.?

and is it safe to download them?

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Poster: writerpatrick Date: May 5, 2010 8:20am
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

Many countries such as Canada and the UK use a 50 year rule on recordings. So even non-78 recordings up to 1960 may be safe.

You shouldn't have to worry about downloading them. Even if they are copyrighted it's highly unlikely the copyright owner will bother to pursue any sort of legislation, especially considering that it's extremely rare for someone to get sued for downloading even modern material.

But you do need to be careful when reusing or uploading material. As a general rule, 78 material is safe. You're only likely to run into any real trouble if you're using material from a well known artist such as Bing Crosby. Those sort of licenses tend to be watched fairly closely. But even at that it's only if you were to use them for a TV or radio production, or try to release them on CD, that you're likely to run into trouble.

When it comes to copyright violation, distribution is much more serious than acquisition. And although not all the material here may be legal, it's safe enough to assume it is, especially if you're only downloading it for personal use.




This post was modified by writerpatrick on 2010-05-05 15:20:11

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Poster: jordanlbrown Date: Jul 29, 2010 10:00pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

My understanding is that there is no such thing as Public Domain for sound recordings in the USA. That means that it doesn't matter how old the item may be - 50 years or 70 all the same - if the producing company is still in existence (or if it was bought by someone, like MCA or Polygram or Vivendi etc) they have the rights to it and you don't.

That being said, something OLDER than 50 years which has not been re-released commercially should be pretty safe considering the state of the recording industry these days. BUT there is that remote chance that they could sue. I think this is why certain companies like Naxos (whose online Archive and historical CD series is unavailable in the USA) has steered clear of unlicensed recordings.

I'm not a lawyer, by the way.

Good luck!

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Poster: crist001 Date: Nov 8, 2010 8:29pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

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Poster: johnnysuede Date: Mar 11, 2010 8:37pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

near as I can figure, any recording, book or song made before DECEMBER 31, 1922 is free and clear in the public domain. The next big wave of public domain releases will be 2019.

There are several instances of music, tv and film made well after 1922 but before 1978 that are in the public domain ie night of the living dead, but the big rule of thumb that I can see is to look for the CC creative commons logo next to anything that you may want to exploit (Not meant in a bad way) for limitations. It could be free and clear, it could be free and clear with proper credit given to source or it could be for non-commercial use only.

I'm still learning myself...

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Poster: Googlewhacker Date: Mar 13, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

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If you type the words 'Mikado' and 'Jacobism', only ONE response from Google appears - and this site has the dubious honour.

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Poster: chambersj Date: Oct 29, 2010 5:19pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

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Poster: chambersj Date: Oct 29, 2010 5:25pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

first word has a "d" inbetween n and r

this was to retain the googlewhacks uniqueness

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Mar 13, 2010 7:21pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

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Poster: Galane Date: Sep 21, 2010 1:24am
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: question about classical 78rpms?

Only because you spelled Jacobinism incorrectly.